ABS available, standard from 2002. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC available in 2008, standard from 2009.
The Impreza is by far the lowest-priced car equipped with all-wheel drive. even though it was introduced back in 1993, this remains a well-conceived and competitive car. Sprightly performance is standard fare: The Impreza Outback Sport version is fun to drive, with responsive handling, a willing engine, and competent braking, the RS even more so. The controls are logically laid out, and the ride is relatively good for a small car. The front seats provide ample support, but the rear seat is cramped. And cargo room is a bit skimpy.